This blog contains photos, mainly taken during diving around Perth and other parts of Western Australia, with occasional other locations thrown in. This header photograph was taken during a trip to Sipadan Island off the coast of Borneo. It shows a Grey Reef Shark disappearing into the gloom, which drops to around 600 metres deep - I was at around 30 metres!!
Friday, 26 August 2011
Blackfin Barracuda - Sipadan
The dive site Barracuda Point at Sipadan is well named! The schools of Barracuda can be huge as they sit in a strong current, constantly circling. In the shallower parts close to the reef the water is 10 -12 metres deep and the current so strong, that you have to find something solid to hang on to, just to stay there and watch the fish. In the deeper water the schools seem unperturbed as you swim among them. The current, although strong, is quite safe as it quickly dissipates a few metres away as the water gets deeper.